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This is a sample Application to showcase the various features of the Tracker
MS/MA/MFA Program
BU - Screenwriting
Submission Date
Jan 14, 2019
Interview Notification Date
Jan 15, 2019
Interview Date
Feb 4, 2019
Decision Notification Date
May 14, 2019
Admitted Off Waitlist Date
Jun 24, 2019

Application Materials attached:
  1. Portfolio
  2. Visual Samples (Video)
  3. Short Film



Undergrad Program: BU film
Undergrad Degree Field of Study: Film Production
SAT: ####
ACT: ##
GPA: #.##
GRE Verbal Reasoning: ###
GRE Quantitative Reasoning: ###
GRE Analytical Writing: #.#
TOEFL: ##

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I've not heard back since applying. I've not been contacted for an interview. I was told I'd find out if my application was successful in August. Fingers crossed
MS/MA/MFA Program
NFTS - Directing Animation
Submission Date
Jul 7, 2021


Undergrad Program: Nottingham Trent University
Undergrad Degree Field of Study: Animation

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Interviewed NFTS - Screenwriting
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MS/MA/MFA Program
NFTS - Screenwriting
Submission Date
Apr 5, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Jul 1, 2021
Interview Date
Jul 15, 2021


Undergrad Program: Guildhall School
Undergrad Degree Field of Study: Theatre
GRE Verbal Reasoning: ###

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Admitted (w/o Interview) USC Writing for Screen and Television
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First time applying
MS/MA/MFA Program
USC - Writing for Screen and TV
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2020
Decision Notification Date
Feb 27, 2021


Undergrad Program: University of Houston - B.A. in Creative Writing & B.A. in Sociology
Undergrad Degree Field of Study: Creative Writing
GPA: #.##

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Interview Scheduled NFTS - Directing Fiction 2022
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this is my second time applying, i currently have an interview but last year i didnt receive one.
MS/MA/MFA Program
NFTS - Directing Fiction
Submission Date
May 6, 2021
Interview Notification Date
Jul 7, 2021
Interview Date
Jul 14, 2021

Application Materials attached:
  1. Portfolio
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Short Film
  4. Resume



Undergrad Program: The Northern Film School
Undergrad Degree Field of Study: Film Production

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